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I’m not scared of hell. I lived a decent life, and I don’t think there is such a place, anyway. I’m scared there’s nothing. There was nothing before, we all know that, so doesn’t it stand to reason that there’s nothing after?

Stephen King, Doctor Sleep

Heaven was a dim attraction compared to that of fighting – and perhaps perishing – in the service of the Lord.

Stephen King, Salem’s Lot

If a man dethrones God in his heart, Satan must ascend to His position.

Stephen King, Salem’s Lot

God grant me the SERENITY to accept what I cannot change, the TENACITY to change what I may, and the GOOD LUCK not to fuck up too often.

Stephen King, Salem’s Lot

Objects that don’t exist don’t exist. If we were to imagine such a thing as an object that didn’t exist, it would be that thing that God hated. This is the strongest argument against the nonbeliever. If God didn’t exist, he would have to hate himself, and that is obviously nonsense.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

God loves the plagiarist. And so it is written, ‘God created humankind in His image, in the image of God He created them.’ God is the original plagiarizer. With a lack of reasonable sources from which to filch – man created in the image of what? the animals? – the creation of man was an act of reflexive plagiarizing; God looted the mirror. When we plagiarize, we are likewise creating in the image and participating in the completion of Creation.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

The animals are those things that God likes but doesn’t love.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

In the water I saw my father’s face, and that face saw the face of its father, and so on, and so on, reflecting backward to the beginning of time, to the face of God, in whose image we were created.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

Well, let me leave it at this: if God does exist, He would have a great deal be sad about. And if He doesn’t exist, then that too would make Him quite sad, I imagine. So to answer your question, God must be sad.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

Memories are small prayers to God, if we believed in that sort of thing.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

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